Electronic PUF/MM Application Form
For children who are 2½ to 6 years of age by September 1, and who have been identified with a disability/delay. Children are eligible for up to three years of ECS funded programming, depending on age, severity of the disability/delay and its impact on the child’s ability to function within an ECS program.
The Standards for the Provision of Early Childhood Special Education apply to children who meet the eligibility criteria for special education programming.
ALBERTA EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION GRANT
All children registered with Alberta Education that live greater 2.4 kilometers from their school are eligible to receive a Transportation Allowance. The Transportation Grant payments will be made at the end of June 2019. The calculation will be based on the number of months for which your child received therapy sessions. We do not base payments on attendance records unless the child is absent for one month or more. Since Foothills Creative Beginnings does not provide transportation, this allowance will be paid directly to you and only you, as parents/legal guardians.
CLEAR Music Therapy
Music Therapy is back! Foothills Creative Beginnings will once again be offering the opportunity for your child to participate in group music therapy sessions January to June 2019 in Calgary or Cochrane. Your music therapy cost will be covered under Program Unit Funding (PUF) for a a nominal fee, however, Music therapy will not effect or take away from the funding hours you receive for other therapies such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychology or occupational therapy. The music therapy program has been created to provide an additional therapeutic service for your child to work on their IPP goals that have been established by the team. If you are unsure if music therapy is right for your child I invite you to come and view or participate in a session!
Music therapy sessions will occur on a weekly basis on Wednesdays in Calgary and Thursdays, in Cochrane. Each session will be un-parented, however, if your child requires an aide or community support worker to physically participate they or physically stay in the room they are encouraged to attend to provide the support your child needs. Activities will include singing, playing instruments, songwriting, musical games, and moving to music. These activities aim to promote social interaction, improve language and communication skills, improve gross and fine motor coordination, increase creative self-expression, increase sensory stimulation, and address academic and life skills.
If you are interested and want your child to participate in a group music therapy session please fill out the information below. If you have any additional questions or concerns about music therapy in general or funding please do not hesitate to contact Julie Lowry by e-mail at email@example.com.